Jul 6, 2011 1:00pm EDT
. the very controversial issue of afghanistan, and fox news senior political analyst brit hume who thinks these issues could spell some real trouble for president obama's re-election chances. here is what he said. >> this president is in as full a political retreat as this town has seen in many years. he what's elected to fix the economy but people think he and his party have failed and exploded the nation's debt in the process. his political base is cranky about the war in afghanistan, unhappy that he failed to end the bush tax cuts and worried now that he may be willing to cut spending significantly to win an increase in the debt ceiling. mr. obama knows he must stir his base to have any hope of re-election. he knows also that if the independent dents who backed him in 2008 and deserted him and his party last fall his base won't be good enough. martha: former howard dean's campaign manager joe trippi joins me now. what is your reaction to what brit said last night. >> i agree with him and disagree with him. the place i agree with him is the independent voters. i think the base of the de
Jul 22, 2011 10:00am PDT
in both afghanistan and in libya. now, martha, you know, how quickly we forget the train bombings in madrid, the bus and the metro bombings in london. but if you're living in europe, you just get the feeling today like here we go again. martha? martha: here we go again. greg, thank you very much. we'll get more on that from greg burke, also ambassador john bolton is enroute to our washington bureau. we expect to have him with us live moments from now and his take on that. that'll be about five minutes from now, so stay tuned for that. >>> in the meantime, we have got this extreme weather going on in the united states. an epic heat wave that is baking a huge portion of this country. in fact, roughly half of all americans are coping with temperatures that are in the near triple digits right now. record breaking tops reported in the kansas -- temperatures reported in kansas all the way across to new york city. and it is not just unpleasant, it is dangerous in many places. at least 22 people have died related to this heat, and can there are new warnings that that number could be risin
Jul 28, 2011 1:00pm EDT
of his first deployment to afghanistan. he is shown praying, he talks about being a miss him. -- muslim. >> where i can't both deploy and be a muslim. [speaking in native tongue] >> reporter: according to the army antiterrorism and force protection report, abdo bought three boxes of 12 gauge ammunition, smokeless gun powder and a magazine for a .9 mm gun. he paid for the m items in cash and left in a taxi cab. the owner of the gun store called police, he was picked up at an america's best value "squawk on the street"s, we're told, he also paid for in cash an army uniform to include local fort hood patches. law enforcement officials tell fox they suspect he was planning an attack in or around the fort hood area. of course, that was the site of the november 2009 shooting that left 13 u.s. soldiers dead. now, um, that case of major hassan nadal is ongoing. it took a turn just a week ago when his lawyer quit, but all of this is the backdrop to a new arrest of a potential plot against fort hood. martha: significant, it sounds like. jennifer, thank you. so. jennifer griffin from the pentagon.
Jul 11, 2011 1:00pm EDT
on terror in pakistan's refusal to go after insurgents in the tribal region between afghanistan and pakistan. the u.s. is putting a great deal of pressure on pakistan both publicly and privately to do more on the war on terror, especially since the bin laden raid in may. now, pakistan has resisted, and one of the top generals in pakistan said, essentially, they dismissed this latest move by the united states saying that pakistan can continue military operations without u.s. money. now, lawmakers here and other media commentators, though, are very angry, and they're calling this latest move by the united states something that will severely damage the pakistan/american relationship. but it is something that the americans feel they must do in order to put more and more pressure on pakistan to go after insurgents. martha? martha: all right, connor, thank you so much. conor powell reporting from islamabad. >>> so the president a little while ago threw down the gauntlet telling republicans that they have to give him tax increases or a debt deal may not happen. with the economy in the balance, john